Artemis Aviary Presents
Comparison of avian pellet manufacturers

Cockatiel / Lovebird Size Products/ Formulas

5/17/2009

**IMPORTANT NOTES**

  1. If there's a company missing from my chart, it's most likely by mistake - please contact me via email. I will need literature, company contact information or empty packages to document them accurately.
  2. Cells marked only with ? are data I'm missing. This doesn't mean the product doesn't contain said item; I just don't know at this date in what amount. 
  3. I've also only noted the most often listed nutrients / vitamins found on the labels - this also doesn't mean that the diet doesn't contain other nutrients / vitamins. 
  4. For simplicity sake, I chose one size / formula per company to profile on this page - mainly the size for small birds (lovebird, cockatiels etc.).
  5. Measurement units are noted in the header unless specifically stated in the cell itself.
  6. Those marked with * are quoted from Feeding Your Pet Bird by Petra Burgmann

Others are taken from literature or product labels from Manufacturer.

Please NOTE - We DO NOT make recommendations on which pellet to use for your bird or which pellet is "better".  You need to consult an avian veterinarian or an avian nutritionalist for that advice. This page is only an informational comparison.

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Analysis

Manufacturer

Crude Protein %

Crude Fat %

Crude Fiber %


IU / kg

D IU / kg

E  IU / kg

K mg / kg

Folic Acid
mg / kg

Calcium %

Phosphorous
%

Sodium 
%

Iron
mg / kg

Zinc
mg / kg

Copper
mg / kg

Iodine
mg / kg

ABBA (2600-c)

13.0

3.15

4.0

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

Avi-Sci Dr. D's 
(Cockatiel maintenance)

21.0

3.0

8.0

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

Breeder's Blend

15.0

4.0

5.0

5120

454

9

0.46

0.9

1.00

0.55

?

90
ppm

50
ppm

3.0 ppm

.3
ppm

Brown's (Zoo-Vital)

14.0

5.0

4.00

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

Foundation Formula

15.3

5.5

5.5

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

Hagen 
(Lifetime Granules)

14.0

9.0

4.00

15000

450

280

2.00

1.50

0.60

0.40

0.09

100

120

35.0

.09

Harrison’s 
(Fine Grind)

14.00

6.0

4.5

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

Kaytee (Exact Conversion & Weaning)

15.0

6.0

5.0

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

?

Kaytee (Exact Organic)

15.0

6.0

5.0

?

?

?

?

?

?

?